Call to Worship & Prayer: Psalm 22

Here’s a call to worship and prayer written by Jeff Shrowder, and posted on his The Billabong website.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 22:23-31)

Stand before the LORD in holy fear:
You have not hidden your face from me, 
but you heard when I cried out to you.
Glorify the LORD with reverence and awe:
You, O LORD, are the source of my praise;
in the great congregation I will praise you.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the LORD. 

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Creating God,
we praise you for your word
which called the universe into being;
and for your spirit
which breathed life into your human creation,
made in your image.
We praise you that in your love 
you seek to embrace us in our brokenness;
that while your only Son was handed over to death,
you raised him to life,
a new creation by which you recreate each of us
as we believe in hope, and accept in faith.
Source of life, Word of life, Breath of life,
we worship you. Amen.

— Copyright © Jeff Shrowder 2000.  Posted on The BillabongIf used in worship, please acknowledge source.